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House Renovation in Sydney Inner West – Tips to a Successful Home Renovation for Homeowners

House Renovation in Sydney Inner West – Tips to a Successful Home Renovation: Planning Ahead

One of the keys to successful home renovations is planning ahead. After I talked to a few homeowners and tradies in the Tradebusters network, I uncovered some great tips to help make your renovation a smashing success. Following these house renovation tips in Sydney’s Inner West will help you avoid the most common mistakes others have made. Read more

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Horror Builder Stories You Need To Know About

Looking for a builder? Read this first!

Are you planning on jumping into a relationship with a builder for your next home build or renovation?

Before you do that, have a read of these horror builder stories that we’ve come across that stress the importance of taking the time to find a good recommended builder.

The builder out to rob you

There’s nothing much worse than a builder out to rob you. As many victims will tell you, this type of builder is all about getting as much money from you upfront.

They will be super nice to you when you meet and will promise you “everything” you want – in fact it may look too good to be true and probably a lot cheaper than other quotes.

In an article from the Herald Sun, several people fell victim to a builder who aimed to get as much money from them upfront by rushing the job and doing poor quality work.

According to “Anthony” (one of the victims): “His business model is to do it fast and rough and get the progress payments for the first half of the job then to go very slow and never actually finish the job — and start another one.”

Watch out for this builder especially if he/she is asking for large upfront cash payments. You can end up with poor quality and/or unfinished work.

The builder that avoid contracts

In this article (Source: www.dreambuilder-nightmare.com), Dave shares his own horror story about coming across a builder who seems professional and principled upon first meet but turned out otherwise.

The concrete work done on his home was far from what the expert assessment suggested but the builder refuses to accept the assessment or that his work was not good.

According to Dave, it is best to: “Have everything, and I mean everything, spelled out in great detail in the contract. There are builders association and other websites that give suggestions for what to include in a contract.”

The builders that doesn’t pay his/her contractors

Many builders sub-contract parts of a renovation or building project to other trades like plumbers, tilers, landscapers etc. Bad builders may not pay their trades on time (or ever) which could result in these trades not returning to finish your job. Consequently, you, the home owner ends up suffering the consequences.

That’s why it’s important to work with a reputable builder that has been using the same team of trade subcontractors for years as it would highly likely indicate he/she is a great payer.

Need help finding tradespeople for your place?

Here at Tradebusters®, our FREE and local tradesmen concierge service can help you connect with highly recommended electricians and other trade businesses.

Simply complete our easy job request form and a member from our team will call you back shortly to help you get started.

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Meet a Top 3 Local Choice near you:

Whether you are renovating, buying, selling, or moving, The Sydney Top 3 Local Choice directory can help connect you with vetted and reputable local businesses with confidence.

From local tradies, to real estate services providers, property and finance services we have you covered.

See who got a Top 3 spot near you.

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A Home Renovations Guide – Eastern Suburbs Sydney

Planning to renovate your Sydney Eastern Suburbs home?

When you consider that the Eastern Suburbs stretches through some of Sydney’s most iconic locations such as Bondi Beach, Randwick, Double Bay, South Head, and Maroubra, it’s not hard to see why people are eager to live in this area; it’s like owning a piece of heaven. Read more

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5 Tips When Building A New House

Building The Home of Your Dreams!

Building a new house could be one of the most stressful experiences of your life. However, so long as you know the right steps then it can also be just as enjoying and fulfilling.

Here are five ideas and tips when planning on building a house.

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Top 5 Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Transforming your kitchen successfully

The kitchen is one of the busiest parts of the house. Often, you will find people gathering in it engaging in lively talks as they cook and indulge in good food. As it one of the most hardworking spaces in your home, investing on a good kitchen is well worth it. If you are planning for a kitchen renovation, here is a quick guide on mistakes you should avoid.

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Builders Sydney – 10 Tips to Prevent Renovation Disasters

Builders Sydney – The pitfalls to watch for 

We have all heard renovation disaster stories. Many occur because homeowners are inexperienced in renovating so they try to save money and take short cuts, sometimes simply making the wrong choices along the way. We talked to a few builders in our Sydney network and gathered a summary of common pitfalls to watch out for.

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House Renovation in Northern Beaches Sydney – How to Make it a Success?

House renovation in Northern Beaches Sydney – Plan ahead

Planning ahead is crucial in the success of your house renovation in Northern Beaches Sydney. This will allow you to allocate the necessary funds for the project, make adjustments to your goals and more important find the right man for the job – or woman.
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10 Questions You Must Ask Your Builder

You know you’re in for a pretty exciting experience if and when you decide to make renovations to your home. After all, this is your chance to get creative and build the kitchen, bathroom or home that you have always wanted.

The thing with renovations, however, is that can also get very stressful on so many levels. Fortunately, you can lessen some of that stress by hiring the right  builder for your home build or renovation project. In fact, hiring the right builder for your project will not only help you achieve your dream results on time and within budget but more importantly help you create a positive, enjoyable and memorable renovation experience.

To help you do this Tradebusters offers you the following 10 questions to ask and assess if a builder is the “right” builder for you:

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Bondi Renovations and Tradies Guide

Bondi Renovations and Tradies Guide – How to connect with local tradies

Bondi, an Aboriginal word which means water breaking over rocks, or noise of water breaking over rocks, is a popular tourist destination for beachgoers, and a fantastic place to live because of the fabulous views, the relaxed local culture, and the lively nightlife scene. There aren’t many other places in Australia where you can hit the surf straight after a day at the office and then enjoy a fun night out afterwards.  Read more

Sydney Painters – How To Find The Best

How to find the best painter in Sydney

Painting is one of the most budget-friendly ways to add new life to a room or house. While painting may seem like an easy DIY job, it’s trickier than it looks.

Careful preparation, the right tools, and quality paints are essential to making sure your fresh coat of paint stays put for many years. Therefore, a qualified Sydney painter is highly recommended. Here’s how to find Sydney painters you know you can trust.
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